Barbeque Pork on Rice - Rice dishes like Barbeque Pork on
Rice, known in Thai as Kow Moo Dang, are
classic Thai lunch fare.
Prep Time: 1 hr 45 min
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
1 lb pork
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Tips and Techniques: Barbequed pork can be frozen
for future use and re-heated in the microwave. Frozen
barbequed pork makes future lunches much faster. Select
pork that is a big chunk and not a pork chop. Cut the pork
with the grain into long pieces, 2 inches x 2 inches
cross-sectional and any length you like. Marinade with the
rest of the ingredients for at least half an hour or
overnight. Heat the oven to 350 and bake for an hour on a
tray, cast iron pan or piece of aluminum foil. When done,
the pork should be reddish, firm and dry but not burned.
Of course, you can also cook the pork on the grill, but
the oven is convenient year-round.
Barbeque Pork on Rice – Kow Moo Dang
For 2 Servings
1 sliced cucumber
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon toasted and ground sesame seeds
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 green onion Optional
1 egg Optional
Tips and Techniques: You can substitute dark sweet soy for
the sauce that is made from the marinade. Short cut: Buy
already made barbeque pork from any Chinese restaurants
Medium hard boil the egg.
In a small sauce pot or pan, heat up any left over
marinade from the barbequed pork (or, if you have
purchased moo dang from a store, make 1/2 cup of the
Peel the egg and drop it in the sauce to give the
color to the egg.
Add 2 tablespoons of flour to 2 cups of water and
mix well. Add the flour water to the sauce to thicken
Turn the egg over to coat it in the sauce until the
white part turns brownish red (like the sauce). Bring
the sauce to a boil, remove the egg and set it aside.
Add the vinegar and the toasted sesame seeds. Taste
the sauce. It should be a little salty and sweet. Add
more soy sauce or sugar if needed.
Put the cooked rice on a plate. In Thailand, the
cook often compresses the rice in a small bowl first
and then flips the bowl onto the plate so that rice is
Slice barbeque pork into very thin slices. Arrange
the pork on the dish. Garnish with sliced cucumber,
green onion, and sliced egg. The onion should be about
6 inches long from the white part to the green leaves.
Spoon a couple of spoons of sauce on top. It is
ready to serve.